The more … the more … / -면 -을수록
Do you want to …? / -(으)ㄹ래요?
It can’t be … / -(으)ㄹ 리가 없어요, 할 리가 없어요
Verb ending -지요/-죠
“당신” and “you”
Word builder 3 / 동(動)
It’s okay. I’m okay. / 괜찮아요
It is okay to…, You don’t have to… / -아/어/여도 돼요, 해도 돼요
You shouldn’t…, You’re not supposed to… / -(으)면 안 돼요, 하면 안 돼요
Among, Between / 사이에, 사이에서, 중에, 중에서
Anybody, Anything, Anywhere / 아무나, 아무도, 아무거나, 아무것도
To try doing something / -아/어/여 보다, 해 보다
Word builder 4 / 불(不)
Sometimes, Often, Always, Never, Seldom / 가끔, 자주, 별로, 맨날, 항상
Any / 아무 (part 2)
Spacing in Korean / 띄어쓰기
Word Contractions (part 1) / 주격 조사, 축약형
Most, Best (superlative) / 최상급, 최고
Less, Not completely / 덜
Sentence Building Drill #1
Spacing (part 2) / 띄어쓰기
Word builder 5 / 장(場)
Word Contractions (part 2)
Much (more), Much (less) / 훨씬
-(으)ㄹ + noun (future tense noun group) / -(으)ㄹ + 명사, 할 것
-(으)ㄴ + noun (past tense noun group) / -(으)ㄴ + 명사, 한 것
I think … (+ future tense) / -(으)ㄴ/(으)ㄹ/ㄴ 것 같다, 한 것 같다, 할 것 같다
To become + adjective / -아/어/여지다
To gradually/eventually get to do something / -게 되다, 하게 되다
Sentence Building Drill #2
Test Your Korean – Level 4 Dialogue in 100% Korean
In Level 2 Lesson 21 and Level 2 Lesson 29, we looked at how to say “more” and also how to say that something is “more + adjective + than something else”. In this lesson, we will look at how to say “much more + adjective + than something.”
Although the Korean word for “much” (adverb) is 많이, in this case, you need to use a different word: 훨씬.
훨씬 = much (more), far (more), etc
멋있다 = to be cool; to be stylish
더 멋있다 = to be cooler; to be more stylish
훨씬 더 멋있다 = to be much cooler; to be much more stylish
1. 이게 훨씬 더 좋아요.
= This is much better.
2. 서울에서 도쿄까지보다, 서울에서 뉴욕까지가 훨씬 더 멀어요.
= From Seoul to New York is much farther away than from Seoul to Tokyo.
3. 일본어보다 한국어가 훨씬 더 쉬워요.
= Korean is much easier than Japanese.
= 한국어가 일본어보다 훨씬 더 쉬워요.
** Go back to Level 3 Lesson 11 to review on the “ㅂ irregular”
훨씬 is the “much” in the phrase “much more,” but when you use 훨씬, people will already know that you are making a comparison. Therefore, sometimes (only) when you want to say “much more + adjective/adverb,” you can drop the word 더 from 훨씬 더.
** You cannot drop 덜 from 훨씬 덜, which means “much less + adjective/adverb”.
훨씬 더 좋아요. = 훨씬 좋아요.
훨씬 더 재미있어요. = 훨씬 재미있어요.
Examples of using 훨씬 with 덜.
** Go back to Level 4 Lesson 19 if you want to review on 덜.
덜 = less
비싸다 = to be expensive
덜 비싸다 = to be less expensive
훨씬 덜 비싸다 = to be much less expensive
가깝다 = to be near
덜 가깝다 = to be less near
훨씬 덜 가깝다 = to be much less near